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Old 05-05-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
Armen_Tamzarian
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Just got 2. The posts are really on there tight. Anyone else buy these from Northern Brewer and have this problem? Any advice if this is standard, seems I may need to go buy deeper sockets...



 
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
ShaggyDogBrewing
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I had a keg recently that i swore I'd never get the liquid post off, after looking at it a little closer the rubber was part way up the bolt. I tried everything and almost bought a socket set. I trimmed the rubber with a razor and after riding the keg and tapping my auto wrench with a hammer it finally came loose.

I've also saw a few threads where people stopped by a local auto shop and had them bust it loose with their air impact wrench. that was going to be my next step

If you do end up buying a socket, go to an auto parts store because depot wants $30 or $40 for a set with one. At least you can just buy the one you need


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Old 05-05-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
samc
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Try a propane torch and heat it up a bit. Should loosen 30 years of soda. If that doesn't work a wrench with a length of pipe on it to give you more leverage usually works.

 
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:38 PM   #4
fuhmon
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get em wet with pbw or liquid line cleaner should help loosen them up if there gummed up with soda bits.

 
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:20 AM   #5
Armen_Tamzarian
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thanks all. Trying a combo of these ideas, contemplating liquid wrench as well.

 
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:39 AM   #6
Armen_Tamzarian
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Follow up: Blow Torch + Riding the Keg + Hammer on Wrench Action = Dismantled Keg. Thanks everybody! It takes a village to brew a beer. haha



 
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